Notes on Creativity theme of the week:
To what end?
We have all been given a tremendous gift in the impulse to create. Depending on who we are and our season of life, we may feel this urge to a greater or lesser extent, but it is always there. This need to create is fundamental to our humanity, no matter who we are.
The question then becomes what to do with this foundational characteristic of ours. Creativity runs in us and through us in a myriad of forms and directions, even without our awareness. Yet, when we stop to consider where in life to intentionally direct our creative energies, the answer may not be so clear.
One approach is to infuse it into the rhythm of daily living. This entails injecting creative energy- a small piece of who you are- into the small things of everyday living, be it the way we cook a meal or set the table, or the gardens we grow or company we keep.
Such an approach brings richness to the moment by moment business of living, allowing us to leave a trace of gold in everything we touch. It’s good. But I wonder if it’s enough. Is the best use of creative energy to soak it into the small and let the bigger picture take care of itself?
With the crack of a whip, it shoots out of me- words charging at a frantic pace, colours and shapes circling each other dizzyingly. An adverb here, a trapezoid there, both crashing into a giant cymbal, setting it off into a rage.
The rumbling of window panes gives way to shards of glass propelled by a wave of debris raining clumps of dirt and ash through the kaleidoscope of fragmented trains of thought.
The scene suspends itself, ideas hanging in mid-air.
I glide slowly through the wreckage, picking what suits me, and leaving the rest to fall to the ground, disintegrating.
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